Kāpiti Youth Support gets Council funding boost

Kāpiti Youth Support were among the big winners during the KCDC consideration of Annual Plan submissions yesterday.

KYS offers a wide range of services to young people from right throughout the district. They provide opportunities for young people to optimise healthy life choices.

Mayor Jenny Rowan went into bat for KYS, strongly urging councillors to recognise and support the work of KYS.

“This is not just any group. KYS play a huge part in the safety of our children. They are literally life savers in our community and they deserve our full support.”

The original recommendation was for $11,000 funding but Mayor Rowan moved a motion to increase this amount to $50,000. The motion was seconded by Cr Peter Daniel who said, “The survival of KYS is vital to the health of the district and we have to support them.”

The vote was put and passed 6-3.

Raechel Osborne of KYS said it was great to be acknowledged by the Council and to have such community support.

Mayor Rowan said KYS offered a comprehensive package of services to youth and she was delighted the grant will assist their valuable work.